06:00-01

E-Knowles

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=dse
TAPE# 96-105 ; edit 96-33
GRAPHIC=Knowles, Michael


A Christiansburg man charged with murder took his case to syndicated columnist-- Ann Landers.
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VO-NAT


In a letter published in Sunday's newspapers, Michael Knowles writes that he killed his wife, Angie, because of an affair that started on the Internet.
Quote-"I am writing in the hope that you will let your readers know the Internet can be a dangerous place to meet people," Knowles writes.
Landers, who claims 90 million readers, replies that Knowles was the source of danger.
Quote-"...The danger to your wife came from YOU, not the computer. Blaming the Internet is a cop-out."
SUPER=04-Last Year;


Knowles made similar claims in letters and local interviews last year.
His case is scheduled to go to trial in May.
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AIRLINES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


U-S Airlines are slashing prices.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


American Airlines cut some fares on domestic flights by up to fifty-percent over the weekend to bring back customers spooked by the threat of a pilots' strike.
The discounts apply to tickets bought by March third.
Discount fares are also being offered for international travel and double frequent-flier miles will be offered through March 14th.
Other major U-S carriers are following suit.
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shuttle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle


Shuttle discovery astronauts were supposed to be on their fourth and final spacewalk this morning but NASA has now called for a record- tying fifth spacewalk.
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VO-NAT

4:00:00
The order came after astronauts noticed extensive damage to the hubble telescope's exterior insulation while they worked to upgrade the telescope's visual and computing power.
Using alligator clips, wire, and tape they completed the first part of their insulation repair mission.
They'll finish the job tonight.
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E-Colors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-107
GRAPHIC=None


Patriotism and peace are the goals of some veterans as they honor fallen soldiers.
The Military Order of World Wars sponsors the Massing of Colors ceremony every year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


50 color guard units, the 29th Infantry Band participated in the tribute.
Many of the color guards are made up of students.
The Military Order of World Wars hopes this ceremony will help build patriotism in young people.
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SOT 14:50:33
IN Q=tHIS IS A GREAT

((DICK CALDWELL/MILITARY ORDER OF WORLD WARS: THIS IS A GREAT COUNTRY. WE WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. WE WANT TO HONOR THESE VETERANS WHO FOUGHT THE WARS AND MAKE THESE PEOPLE AWARE OF WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE BEFORE THEIR TIME SO MAYBE THEY CAN PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Dick Caldwell/Military Order of World Wars;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=HAPPENING AGAIN
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VO-NAT


The Roanoke Chapter organizes this ceremony.
They hope it reminds us of the personal sacrifices of servicemen and women of every race and religion.
All elements of the United States Armed Forces take part in the tribute.
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E-DRUG-AWARENESS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-106
GRAPHIC=Drug Use


Some Roanoke Valley parents are going back to school.
They're learning how to recognize the signs of adolescent drug abuse.
Denise Allen has more on the Parent to Parent Workshop.
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SOT
IN Q=Drugs are everywhere
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :03
SUPER=01-Deena Reynolds/Parent; :08
SUPER=01-Rev. George Edwards/Fort Lewis Christian Church; :17
SUPER=@Denise2; :30
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=News 7


((Drugs are everywhere.
That awareness is one of the first lessons taught in the workshop.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:06:31
IN Q=It's happening

((DEENA REYNOLDS/PARENT: IT'S HAPPENING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER. KIDS 11, 12, AND 13, THEY'RE PREGNANT, THEY'RE DRUG ADDICTS, THEY'RE ALCOHOLICS. YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF WHAT'S OUT THERE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=of what's out there
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:56:30
IN Q=by trying

((REV. GEORGE EDWARDS/FORT LEWIS CHRISTIAN CHURCH: BY TRYING TO MAKE OUR PARENTS AWARE, DRUG PROBLEMS ARE EVEN A PROBLEM IN SALEM, NOT JUST NEW YORK CITY OR MIAMI, FLORIDA, THAT THEY CAN TAKE SOME ACTION AND BE READY RIGHT NOW.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=ready right now


Deena Reynolds has children ages two and six years old.
She says she wants to learn how to protect her children from outside influences.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:03:57
IN Q=my kids are

((MY KIDS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME. I WANT THEM TO GROW UP AND BE HAPPY. I DON'T WANT THEM TO GET MESSED UP. THEY HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS GROWING UP WITHOUT HAVING EVERYBODY ELSE BOMBARDING THEM WITH GUNS, DRUGS.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q= drugs
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:55:39
IN Q=they're trying to learn

((THEY'RE TRYING TO LEARN HOW TO SEE THE CULTURE THAT'S AROUND THEIR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL AND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND ITS DIFFERENT THAN IT USE TO BE WHEN THEY GREW UP.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=they grew up


Deena Reynolds hopes more organizations will contact Blue Ridge Community Prevention Services to learn how to offer this program to more parents and hopefully protect the valley's children.
Denise Allen New 7.))

Pitts-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A single car accident in Pittsylvania County yesterday took the life of a Martinsville woman.
Police say Alice Dodd Inge was driving on route 58, when her car ran off the road and hit a utility pole.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

E-Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-101
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City


Of all the properties checked out under Roanoke's rental inspection program, only 40 percent received a passing grade.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City inspectors started with buildings along Elm Avenue in October.
In a report to members of council, city manager Bob Herbert says 65 units have received certificates of compliance since then.
79 were found to have violations and one was condemned as unsafe and unfit for occupancy.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The program was designed to improve living conditions and encourage good maintenance of rental property.
Properties owners along Orange Avenue northwest, and Bullitt and Jamison Avenues southeast are next in line.
Inspections will begin there next month.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


When it comes to paying income taxes, you have options.
Len Besthoff discusses one way to file in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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SOT
IN Q=Over the
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Williams/H&R Block;:08
RUNS=:47
OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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SOT tape one 06:23:35
IN Q=Over the

((Over the years the way we file our income taxes has changed. Bill Williams with H&R Block explains.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=explains.
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SOT TAPE ONE 05:58:34
IN Q=Electronic filing

((BILL WILLIAMS/H&R BLOCK: ELECTRONIC FILING IS REALLY THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE. ABOUT 15 MILLION TAXPAYERS FILED ELECTRONICALLY LAST YEAR. WHICH IS MORE THAN 10- PERCENT, QUITE AN INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. ELECTRONIC FILING ENABLES THE TAXPAYER TO FILE MORE ACCURATE RETURNS, AND ALSO ENABLES THEM TO GET THEIR REFUNDS A LOT QUICKER. And now what physically is electronic filing? Is that doing it on a computer, or how does that work? WILLIAMS: ELECTRONIC FILING IS A CASE WHERE THE TAXPAYER MAY PREPARE THEIR OWN RETURN OR THEY HAVE A TAX PREPARER PREPARE IT, AND THE PREPARER FIRM THEN FILES THE RETURN ELECTRONICALLY, DIRECTLY INTO AN IRS DATA PROCESSING CENTER.))
RUNS=:36
OUT Q=processing center.
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SOT TAPE TWO 06:30:21
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff

((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=newsdesk.))



E-Feedback 2/16/97


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE# Feedback
GRAPHIC=State Song


Judging from the mail this week, many of our viewers do not want to say good-bye to Virginia's current state song.
SS=Feedback


Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Regarding the state song
RUNS=1:58
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.

(( "Regarding the state song, Carry Me Back to Old Virginia, I do not want it changed," wrote a viewer from Roanoke. "I have sung it since I was very little and I don't see anything wrong with it. The African-Americans should be proud of their heritage and not ashamed of it. After all, they live in the state of Virginia, too."
Another Roanoke viewer wrote: "My family and I are offended quite often. But I feel that we should not be asked to keep giving up the things that are dear to us."
And a third letter from Roanoke said: "I want to know why should we give up part of our heritage for a few people who say it (offends) them. Ebonics
(offends) me."


"That's destroying our forefathers' history," said a viewer from Buchanan. "To me after getting rid of the state song then it will be the state bird because it's red."
A viewer in Danville said: "When some want their culture known, lived and taught to their own, why not all the culture, and not just some of it?"
And from Lexington came these comments: "Keep the song as it is with no words exempted, and let everyone sing it in the shower, or wherever they want to sing it. I like the Ebonic English words in it and think it is a wonderful tune...I would like very much for the elected officials to come up with a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to change or eliminate history of any source".
But there was one letter with a different viewpoint.
"Anger and rancor are easy," this viewer wrote. "So white Virginians want their heritage in a song. Fine, but NOT a state song to unite. They want their rights to their heritage on an act so despicable in history that the debt has not even been attempted to be paid."
If you'd like to join the chorus of comments on the state song, or address some other topic, get in touch with us at News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022.
We accept faxes at 343-7269.
And our e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))

American-Airlines


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


American Airlines is using a fare sale to try to lure customers back.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


It's offering discounts averaging 50 percent off domestic fares through March 14th and 45 percent on domestic fares through May 31st.
Discount fares are also being offered for international travel and double frequent-flier miles will be offered through March 14th.
American is offering the discounted fares after President Clinton intervened to halt a pilots' strike.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

4:15;07 ((JOHN HOTARD/AMERICAN AIRLINES SPOKESMAN:THERE WERE PROBABLY ONLY 2 DOZEN FLIGHTS THAT WE CANCELLED THURS AND FRIDAY OF DEADLINE AND SO NO WE DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TROUBLE GETTING THE TRAVELER BACK. ))
SUPER=01-John Hotard/American Airlines Spokesman;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=GETTING THE TRAVELER BACK.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Other airlines have launched their own competing promotions.

S-KOREA-STANDOFF


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In Beijing, a top North Korean defector remains holed-up in the South Korean embassy for a fifth day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beijing, China;


Chinese police have increased security outside the embassy as negotiators try to end the standoff.
North Korea claims the defector was actually kidnapped and has warned of retaliation.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

2-E-DRUG-AWARENESS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-106
GRAPHIC=Drug Use


Some local parents are learning how to help their children.
A drug prevention workshop in the Roanoke Valley is teaching parents how to recognize the signs of drug abuse.
Denise Allen has more on the Parent to Parent Workshop.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Drugs are everywhere
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :03
SUPER=01-Deena Reynolds/Parent; :08
SUPER=01-Rev. George Edwards/Fort Lewis Christian Church; :17
SUPER=@Denise2; :30
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=News 7


((Drugs are everywhere.
That awareness is one of the first lessons taught in the workshop.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:06:31
IN Q=It's happening

((DEENA REYNOLDS/PARENT: IT'S HAPPENING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER. KIDS 11, 12, AND 13, THEY'RE PREGNANT, THEY'RE DRUG ADDICTS, THEY'RE ALCOHOLICS. YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF WHAT'S OUT THERE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=of what's out there
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:56:30
IN Q=by trying

((REV. GEORGE EDWARDS/FORT LEWIS CHRISTIAN CHURCH: BY TRYING TO MAKE OUR PARENTS AWARE, DRUG PROBLEMS ARE EVEN A PROBLEM IN SALEM, NOT JUST NEW YORK CITY OR MIAMI, FLORIDA, THAT THEY CAN TAKE SOME ACTION AND BE READY RIGHT NOW.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=ready right now


Deena Reynolds has children ages two and six years old.
She says she wants to learn how to protect her children from outside influences.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:03:57
IN Q=my kids are

((MY KIDS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME. I WANT THEM TO GROW UP AND BE HAPPY. I DON'T WANT THEM TO GET MESSED UP. THEY HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS GROWING UP WITHOUT HAVING EVERYBODY ELSE BOMBARDING THEM WITH GUNS, DRUGS.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q= drugs
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:55:39
IN Q=they're trying to learn

((THEY'RE TRYING TO LEARN HOW TO SEE THE CULTURE THAT'S AROUND THEIR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL AND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND ITS DIFFERENT THAN IT USE TO BE WHEN THEY GREW UP.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=they grew up


Deena Reynolds hopes more organizations will contact Blue Ridge Community Prevention Services to learn how to offer this program to more parents and hopefully protect the valley's children.
Denise Allen New 7.))

E-Horse-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-104
GRAPHIC=VA Horse Center


A study on the Virginia Horse Center shows its construction was well worth the investment.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; Quick!!!


John Knapp from U-V-A's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service was one of the main contributors to the report, which was recently updated.
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./File Tape;


The latest figures he has tallied on both direct and indirect spending show the horse center has quite a large economic impact on the Lexington- Rockbridge County region.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:12:07
IN Q=We calculated

((JOHN KNAPP/UVA BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCHER:WE CALCULATED THAT THE OVERALL DOLLAR FIGURE WAS ABOUT 56- MILLION- THAT WAS IN 95, THE SPENDING BY PARTICIPANTS AT EVENTS AT THE HORSE CENTER RESULTED IN THAT MUCH ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE STATE,24 AND MOST OF THAT WAS CONCENTRATED IN THE LEXINGTON/ROCKBRIDGE AREA.))
SUPER=01-John Knapp/UVa Business Researcher; :09
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=area.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Knapp adds that almost 53- percent of the spending related to the Virginia Horse Center comes comes from out- of- state.
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5-Colon-Cancer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-09
GRAPHIC=Colon Cancer


Scientists are getting closer to understanding the cause of some cases of colon cancer.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Reporting in the journal "Science" researchers say they've discovered what's called the B-A-X gene-- a gene that stops cells from growing.
But when there's a mutation in this gene, the cells grow out of control-- which can lead to cancer.
The authors say a screening test for the gene may one day help them detect colon cancer early.
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Dermatitis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-08
GRAPHIC=Skin Care


If you suffer from allergies and asthma, you are more likely to suffer from another less known chronic health problem-- Atopic Dermatitis, or Eczema.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Baylor College of Medicine;


It's a genetic sensitive skin condition that causes people to break out in red itchy rashes.
It can effect just a few areas, or the entire body.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01:33:41
IN Q=The more a

((DR. SUZANNE BRUCE/DERMATOLOGIST: THE MORE A PERSON SCRATCHES THE MORE THE SKIN TENDS TO ERUPT AND BREAK OUT WITH THE ECZEMA. SO A BIG PART OF IT IS TRYING TO CONTROL THAT ITCHING SO THEY'RE NOT CONSTANTLY SCRATCHING THE SKIN. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Suzanne Bruce/Dermatologist; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=scratching the skin.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Currently a nationwide clinical trial of a new medication called "Interferon" (Inter-Fear-Ron) is showing positive results in controlling symptoms.
(TOSS TO BUMP)


2-E-Knowles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=dse
TAPE# 96-105 ; edit 96-33
GRAPHIC=Knowles, Michael


A Christiansburg man awaiting trial for murder is gaining national attention through Ann Landers' advice column.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


In a letter published in Sunday's newspapers, Michael Knowles writes that he killed his wife, Angie, because of an affair that started on the Internet.
Quote-"I am writing in the hope that you will let your readers know the Internet can be a dangerous place to meet people," Knowles writes.
Landers, who claims 90 million readers, replies that Knowles was the source of danger.
Quote-"...The danger to your wife came from YOU, not the computer. Blaming the Internet is a cop-out."
SUPER=04-Last Year;


Knowles made similar claims in letters and local interviews last year.
His case is scheduled to go to trial in May.
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2-Pitts-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A Martinsville woman died when her car hit a utility pole yesterday.
Police say 43- year- old Alice Dodd Inge was driving on route 58 through Pittsylvania County when her car ran off the road and into a utility pole. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

2-E-Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-101
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City


Only 40 percent of the properties checked out under Roanoke's rental inspection program have received a passing grade.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City inspectors started with buildings along Elm Avenue in October.
In a report to members of council, city manager Bob Herbert says 65 units have received certificates of compliance since then.
79 were found to have violations... and one was condemned as unsafe and unfit for occupancy.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The program was designed to improve living conditions and encourage good maintenance of rental property.
Properties owners along Orange Avenue northwest, and Bullitt and Jamison
(JAM-i-sun) Avenues southeast are next in line.


Inspections will begin there next month.

hubble


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle


Discovery astronauts were busy this morning fixing the ripped thermal insulation on the Hubble Space Telescope.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The repairs were made during the second half of the fourth spacewalk of the shuttle's mission.
More insulation repairs will take place tonight during a previously unplanned and record- tying fifth spacewalk.
The astronauts have also worked to upgrade the telescope's visual and computing power.
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E-Symphony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-108
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


The public was invited in to hear The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra put the finishing touches on their musical numbers for tonight's performance.
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SOT
IN Q=Nat sot music

(( ))
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT


Visitors got a behind the scenes look as the Orchestra prepared for the upcoming Monday Night Classics Four.
Visitors were able to listen in as Music Director and Conductor David Wiley coached the musicians trying to develop the sound he hopes will distinguish him from past leaders.
Tonight's performance will feature guest violinist Derek Reeves.
Monday Night Classics four is in the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
The curtain rises at 8.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=college hoops


In college hoops,
Randolph-Macon's Joe Goldin set two national records yesterday in college basketball as the Yellow Jackets beat Emory and Henry 94-to-74.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/Wake Forest#2/59/j/N.C. State/60//Overtime/j/New
Mexico#13/57//Tulsa/51///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Michigan#14/81/j/Indiana/84//Overtime/j/Villanova#18/62//Notre

Dame/58///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Tulane#23/56/j/Memphis/62///j/Rand.-Macon/94//Emory &

Henry/74//Joe Golden 11 Three Pointers/;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Indiana/80/j/New York/89///j/Detroit/92//Toronto/89///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/102//L.A. Lakers/91////Phoenix/96/j/Minnesota/107///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Orlando/89/j/Chicago/110///j/Denver/112//Philadelphia/97///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Golden State/85/j/Sacramento/105///j/Portland/118//Boston/106///;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."